Captain Shakespear: Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa‘ud

Captain William Shakespear was one of the first British officers to explore the Nejdi desert of the Arabian Peninsula. He provided London with valuable intelligence and cultivated a personal relationship with the Emir of Riyadh Ibn Sa’ud, laying the foundations for diplomatic relations with the emir, and later the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Available September 2019.

£25.00

Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and its Neighbours

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled.

Available in hardback and paperback

£54.00£60.00

The Art of Falconry

The Art of Falconry represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content. It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage. Far from being merely another “how to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork. The first new practical falconry treatise in the French language since the 1940s, this English edition brings a fresh perspective to the English-speaking falconer and is further enhanced through contributions from a number of internationally renowned authorities, including British, American and South African falconers and austringers.

“I genuinely cannot recommend this book too highly” Bob Dalton, The World of Falconry

In hardback

£40.00

Very Simple Arabia

Peters combines an authoritative text with his inimitable cartoons like no other author dealing with this subject today. In paperback.

£10.00

Yes, the Arabs Can Too

Much has been written about the role and presence of the Arabs in the world at the beginning of this millennium, and their ability to meet the challenges overwhelming our planet, bristling as it is with science, technology and the latest lethal weapons. Now this new book by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber penetrates to the heart of the Arab situation by a new route, hitherto uncharted.

Foreword by Professor Michael Worton.

In hardback

£20.00
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The Caravan Goes On: How Aramco and Saudi Arabia Grew Up Together

Frank Jungers, former president, Chairman and CEO of the petroleum giant Aramco, tells the inside story of his three decades in Saudi Arabia (1947-1978) with the world’s largest oil producing company. A North Dakota farm boy Jungers rose to the top of one of the most important hydrocarbon enterprises ever.

Also available in Arabic

In hardback, paperback and eBook (kindle)

£3.55£24.95

The Caravan Goes On: How Aramco and Saudi Arabia Grew Up Together (Arabic)

Frank Jungers, former president, Chairman and CEO of the petroleum giant Aramco, tells the inside story of his three decades in Saudi Arabia (1947-1978) with the world’s largest oil producing company. A North Dakota farm boy Jungers rose to the top of one of the most important hydrocarbon enterprises ever.

Out of stock – available in English 

£3.55£24.95

Wings Over Arabia

On 2 June 2006, a team of three gliders, one chase plane, support crew and all-terrain vehicles gathered at a fiercely hot and dusty airfield 50 kilometres outside Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The pilots, two Saudi princes and the British ex-Special Forces officer who had trained them, were about to make gliding history…

In hardback

£45.00

Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Conflict and Intrigue

KALILA AND DIMNA or The Panchatantra (also known in Europe since 1481 as The Fables of Bidpai) is a multi-layered, inter-connected and variable arrangement of animal stories, with one story leading into another, sometimes three or four deep. These arrangements have contributed to world literature for over 2000 years, migrating across ancient cultures in a multitude of written and oral formats…

In paperback

£9.95

The Arab Horse

Since its first publication in 1989, The Arab Horse has been recognised as the definitive work on the subject. This, the third edition, has been substantiallly revised and redesigned to bring the story of the Arab horse to a new generation of enthusiasts of the breed, and to coincide with the opening of the British Museum’s exhibition on ‘The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot’ in May 2012… In hardback

£45.00